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gift card - card?

I made this using KWerners template in 2 peas --- this is for my great nieces 6th birthday

I used Heidi Swapp, DCWV paper, MSE stamps, brads, ribbon and - you guessed it - pop dots!


Tina tagged me --- it was a while back but I missed it with all the 'stuff' going on. So here we are now trying to play catch up. Now I realize I am WAY behind as I was tagged by Vanja too. Obviously not the expert blogger here!!!

I am willing to 'give it a go' as it were. I don't know if I'll reach seven blogs on my list. Most of the blogs I love were already tagged by these ladies or I think if people tagged them they would be doing nothing but these tags!!! I do check out many blogs but I am still a newbie!

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. (see above)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

One. I have had multiple marriage proposals in my life most of which I said no. I said yes twice, changed my mind once (broke off engagement) and have been happily married for 18 years.
Two. I am known in some circles as the bling queen.
Three. I once worked on an oil tanker.
Four. I don't like coffee.

Snowman Challenge

Another fun challenge --- this one was a 'snowman' challenge!
Here is the link:

And here is my card:

Bazzil Paper, OTC Stamp - Koh-i-noor pencils, MME paper, Heidi Swapp Paper, Bazzill Ribbon, Best Occassions Rhinestones, and Pop Dots!

Sparkles Challenge

I wasnt gonna do a challenge but when I saw this one I HAD to!

The Cute Card Thursday Challenge is Lots of Sparkle!

Since I missed my planned weekend to make my Christmas cards I am making them for challenges.

I used Bassill and Deja Views Paper, Lots of bling, K Marcella Bling letter stickers, SU White in with CTMH white embossing powder, Fiskars basic font clear letters, Basic Grey ribbon, CM circle punch and Pop Dots!!!

Thank you for Alzheimers

This is not my favorite card but it does have a certain charm. I made this for the Alzheimer Thank You challenge

I was looking for a challenge when I happened across this whopper of one! WOW at the generosity of ALL the companies involved and the people too!!!
Here is the link to the challenge and ALL of the wonderful donators a FEW are Just Rite, Scor-It, Taylored Expressions, Hambly, PaperTrey, StampingBella GinaK,Paper Pretties.... the list goes on and on. Not to mention all the wonderful people donating directly. This all goes for Alzheimers supporters --- the goal is to send out Thankyou cards to those people involved in the care of the patients. Here is the link:

I only have one family member that has been effected and that person has since passed so I will be sending cards to the recommended address. I made this one for the challenge but I will also send a few from my stash.

My goal with this card was to ensu…

Christmas Card

Ahhhhh..... some studio time!

This uses Bazzill carstock and BoBunny patterned paper. I used K werners template again -- This time I trimmed the card back to match. Hero Arts stamps (words) and Oriental Trading stamp (tree) with Ranger ink, I used glue dots to get the perfect round glittered ornament and on the tree stump I painted on glue and used brown glitter - the star and the garland are stickled, ribbon from the BoBunny booth at ScrapFest and pop dots!!!

Popping in from LA

I am sitting on the floor of my hotel room trying to quietly blog while my family sleeps. I try to keep my blog mostly about crafting but this post will be mostly personal so feel free to skip if you are here for the crafting.

First - thank you very much for the condolences - it means a lot that you would take the time and that you are praying for me and my family. This has been a whirlwind of seeing family (very good) and missing Rocky (my very much missed dad in law). People have been wonderful about dropping off food which is very much needed with the size of this family.

The visitation was yesterday and it was open casket - just one look at Rocky annd I knew that my friend and 'dad' was gone. We were only looking at a shell. The service was very nice as they had the kids say the rosary. As a none catholic I hope you understand when I say THAT was a little repetitive and LONG. But it was nice to see the six kids standing up there even if they looked SUPREMELY uncomfort…

All the travel arrangements are set...

I just need to start packing. So I took a break and made a card. This is for Challenge SCTL7

This week is just add leaves. You need to have at least 5 leaves on your card.
Here is my entry. Since things have been so sad around here lately I wanted to remind myself to smile

The paper leaves are from Prima and the brad leaves are from my stash. The paper is from Basic Grey and Bazzill and yes it is the same paper as on the last card. The smile is a sticker - I dont remember the vendor but I got it at Target. The stamp is from Northwoods - (background on the paper) I used Ranger esspresso ink with vintage photo distress embossing powder. Everything is inked in ColorBox ink from a Que. The bling is from Kaiser.

It may not be my best card but it made me smile!

edit: To answer a question: the paper is Desire and Pearl from the Scarlet Letter Collection from Basic Grey --- this is the 8x8 paper version which I like better for card making --- I know now I …

I will be MIA....

my father in law passed away this morning. We are catching a flight to LA Friday am. In the mean time this is the card I made for my mom-in-law.

my dad in law was a great guy. he and I used to have long chats. I will miss him - he died this morning unexpectedly from a heart attack - he was 80.

(thanks Karen for the help with the brads)

Anna's Challenge

Annapurna had the coolest inspiration challenge:
This challenge is on

Since I used foils in my class - I just HAD to use them here - here is the card closed - I used Autumn Leaves stamps, gold embossing, stampendous stickers, Creative Imaginations foils, The circle template that Sharon sent me, some flowers from my stash -- I embossed the center brad with the same gold embossing as the stamps.

and open

I will post more from Scrapfest as soon as I have time!

New Card

OK - This card is not a challenge but just me playing with the plastic templates that Sharon sent me. What do you think?

My first Christmas card too!

Scrapfest Day 2

BOY am I tired!!! But happy!!!

I had two classes today.
Northwoods Stamps -- LOVE their stamps and I had a blast in the class. Here are the items I got in their WAY generous goody bag!

You should check out their selection at

The second was Tim Holtz's class

We made this project

Notice Tim's signature in the corner. He is a VERY nice guy and way creative. His classes are always fun and he brings a lot of energy to them.

Where I was yesterday... and where I will be all weekend!

Archivers puts it on ---

Here are some seens from the event!

and a picture with me and Marah Johnson - I just love her work!

Another Notebook

TOLD you that you were gonna get sick of these!

These papers were in my stash. The green is Bazzill. The Flowers were a gift from Sharon and the Bling centers was a gift from Lori. (I am soooo lucky!!!)
TY Ladies.

KWerner Color Challenge

I love these. This week here are the colors and the inspiration:

I loved that there was just a touch of the blue in the shower curtain
So I mage the following card with just a touch of blue

I used Bazzil and Basic Grey paper, SU White Ink with White embossing powder. The writing is a Hero Arts stamp and the scalloped stamp is CTMH.
The ribbon is from my stash and the letters are Twinkle Type. I love how the colors play together!
Head over to Kritina's site and give it a shot yourself!

Notebook Tutorial

OK I am giving a tutorial a go. NO GIGGLING! OK a little giggling might be fun! hehehehe So you all probably already know how to do this but I added a few tricks I have learned along the way - hope this helps.
This is the notebook that I am covering. I get these for 50 cents each at Target during school starting season!

Pick 3 12x12 pieces of paper - One for the front cover, one for the binding and one for the lining. I also pick some matching ribbon at least 30" (optional).
Taking the cover paper (I chose the stripes) and the binding paper (I chose the dots) Cut both pieces in half. Keep 2 cover pieces and one binding piece. You should have 3 12x6 pieces

Turning over the cover paper, mark the cover pieces on the wrong side. Measure in 3/4" from the left side and make a line. Also measure 1-1/8" from the top and the bottom and make a line. Trim the top and bottom left corner pieces off cutting at an angle as shown. Repeat for the second cover.

Taking the binding paper measur…